Zoe and Chasten’s Indianapolis Wedding Takes The Checkered Flag

Bride and groom at the Indianapolis ArtsGarden Wedding Reception

Working with Zoe, Chasten, and their families on their Indianapolis wedding was an incredible experience. 

One design element they loved was a checkered dance floor. So, our Mon Amie Events team took that theme and ran with it. Subtle touches of black and white, accented with gold, were woven through the wedding day. As you’ll see later, it was a big hit!

modern black and white wedding invitations with checkered flag motif

Here’s a little teaser of their wedding day.

Start Your Engines

Every wedding day starts the same way. Hours before you see the couple say I Do, there is a lot of time spent with their wedding parties, hair and makeup for the ladies, chill time for the guys, and it’s always good to fuel up with breakfast for the long day ahead.

Indianapolis bride looking in the mirror
Indianapolis bride with wedding party in robes
Bride in front of a window in downtown Indianapolis
Indianapolis groom dressed in black holding a gift from his bride to be
Grrom posing for wedding photos in downtown Indianapolis

First Looks

After getting dressed, it was time for some first. First looks have become more common for couples, but also loved ones. First up was Zoe’s ‘Gal Pal’ first look with her wedding party. Then Zoe’s first look with her father while Chasten had some time with his mom.

Indianapolis bride's first look with her gal pals

And last but not least was the first look for the bride and groom-to-be! They are so adorable!

Bride and grooms first lookm at the Conrad Indianapolis
Bride and grooms first lookm at the Conrad Indianapolis
Bride and grooms first lookm at the Conrad Indianapolis
Bride and grooms first lookm at the Conrad Indianapolis

After some photos together, Zoe and Chasten spent some time getting pictures with their wedding party.

Groom kissing his bride´s face
Bride3 and groom posing for photos in downtown Indianapolis
Bride with her bridal party
Groom with his groomsmen

Time For I DO!

The ceremony space was dressed in white. A hard surface aisle was dotted with lush white flowers and groupings of floating candles in glass cylinders. The focal point was a spectacular arch overflowing with greenery and white flowers.

White aisle dotted with flowers and candles leading to a lush floral arch

With nearly everyone in place, it was almost time for the bride’s entrance. This little one was too adorable not to share. We love the tricycle’s basket exploding with white flowers.

Flowergirl riding a tricycle filled with flowers down the aisle

It was finally time for Zoe’s entrance to The Bridal Mach, escorted by her father.  Seeing his bride-to-be brought Chasten to tears.

The two exchanged rings and vows in a very personal ceremony with special music and inspirational readings. They sealed their wedding vows with a kiss. This is sure to be An Everlasting Love!

Bride walking down the aisle with her father
Bride and groom exchanging wedding voiws in from of a luxurious floral arch
Bride and groom sealing their wedding vows with a kiss


Guests made their way to cocktail hour for some refreshing beverages and lite bites. The unique escort card display was a huge hit. The mirror across the top contained the wedding hashtag, and the gold tins filled with mints, a play on the bride’s last name, included each guest’s name and table assignment.

Custom escort card wall with tins of mints and the couple's wedding hashtag on the top
Custom tins of mints as escort cards for an Indianapolis wedding

The custom cocktail napkins, a nod to a special fur baby, added another touch of whimsy.

Cocktail napkins with the couple's fur baby on them

A Night To Remember

The Indianapolis wedding Arts Garden reception space was flooded with natural light. The tables were draped in crisp white linens and surrounded by clear acrylic chairs. Black Charger plates were layered with checkered menu cards and napkins in gold rings. Gold flatware and incredible floral arrangements completed the look.

At one end of the space, a sleek, white, four-tiered wedding cake sat on the back and white checked dance floor that inspired the wedding design.

Wedding reception in the Indianapolis Arts Garden
indianapolis wedding reception in black and white

Another First Look

During cocktail hour, the newlyweds made their way into the reception for a little sneak peek with our Mon Amie Events owner Master Wedding Planner, Monica Richard.

Needless to say, Zoe, Chasten were over the moon with what they saw.

Bride and groom with Master Wedding Planner Monica Richard of Mon Amie Events in Indianapolis
Indianapolis newlywed's first lookm at their luxurious wedding reception
Bride and groom's sneak peek at the reception deor with Master Wedding Planner Monica Richard of <mon Amie Events in Indianapolis
Bride blowna away by her wedding deor and monograammed acrylic reception chairs
bride hugging Monica Richard of Mon Amier Events

Dinner and Dancing

With wedding guests seated, the wedding party and newlyweds made their entrance. The bride and groom enjoyed a glass of champagne and some of their wedding cake before taking their seats for several toasts and a delicious dinner.

Indianapolis bride and groom toasting before cutting their wedding cake
Bride and groom looking on as thier family and friends offer toasts

Following dinner, guests surrounded the dance floor as Zoe and Chasten took to the dance floor for their first dance. Checkered flags were another fun whimsical touch as the couple danced to Strangers in the Night by Frank Sinatra.

Bride and groom's first dance surrounded by family and friends with checkered flags

Congratulations, Zoe and Chasten! Our Mon Amie Events team wishes you a lifetime of happiness.

Bride and groom dancing at their indianapolis wedding

Merci Beaucoup

Thank you to the incredible Indianapolis wedding professionals who brought Zoe and Chasten’s spectacular wedding to life.

Planning and Design: Mon Amie Events

Officiant: Pastor Greg Matthew

Ceremony Entertainment: TLW Entertainment – Cathy Morris Ensemble

Ceremony Aisle and Lighting: Evans Audio Visual

Venue / Catering: Conrad Indianapolis, Indianapolis ArtsGarden

Floral: McNamara Florist

Rentals: A Classic Party Rental, BBJ La Tavola Linens, Blue Blossom Rentals

Photography: Conforti Photography

Film: Morning Light Films

Entertainment: DJ Gabby Love

Makeup and Hair: Salon 1|4

Paperie: Oliver’s Twist

Guest Accommodations: Conrad Indianapolis

Rehearsal Dinner: Buca di Beppo

Luxurious wedding head table created by Gina Howald of ImGINAtion
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